About

French Art Shop is an online gallery of authentic original antique paintings from France, based in Paris since 2017. We collect paintings from auctions, private collections, public markets, art dealers, brocantes and our network to curate a unique selection of antique French art and access for our global clients.

Our mission is to bring new life to antique art and paintings in particular, by bringing old works from masters and anonymous artists alike, into the light, and into appreciation. With backgrounds in fashion, design, humanities and user experience, we are art appreciators above all. We seek pieces with character, unique perspectives, and rare themes from the 1700's up through the 1950's.

Art is intimate, and we enjoy working with interior designers as well as art enthusiasts and passionate collectors and hobbyists to build their collections or find the perfect piece for a room, home or theme.

French Art Shop was founded on global principals, sharing art across borders and eras. Most of our art is destined for international buyers, and we are professionals in the business of packing and transporting art safely. We work with DHL Express and ensure the safety and protection (as well as swift delivery) of each piece.

Our Values

Our values are that we accept the imperfections of paintings that have traveled this far out of their historical origins. When we receive new pieces, we assess the condition, clean the painting using museum quality art cleaners. If the frame can be retouched, we do delicate paint touch ups with professional materials. If not, we leave the frames and painting in their original state and create the photos and descriptions accordingly to be as accurate as possible. 

We have a partnership with an award-winning artisan framer in Paris, and have access to a team of excellent restoration experts for both old frames and ancient oil canvases. If you are interested in these services for a painting on the site, we are happy to get you a quote and timeline for those services.

In the interest of keeping art affordable and true to its age, our default is to leave each piece in its original condition apart from cleaning and making sure it is in secure condition for travel and mounting.

The Origins

France Art Shop was born in some form when Hana moved to France in 2015. With a love of antique stores, she began exploring the brocantes, markets and les puces of Paris. After a chance encounter working with a renowned blogger and antiques buying tour creator, she worked on tours with groups of buyers coming from all over the world to purchase special French objects for their homes and galleries.

She began collecting art, and then slowly started selling art. Over the years, she honed her eye, contacts, and knowledge. Paul joined the team in 2020, and through a creative community and research, and a penchant for tracking the most exciting sales, the very small team at FAS buys authentic, rare and one-of-a-kind pieces, for clients with a wide range of tastes, projects and budgets.  

We're happy to receive your inquiries or buy a collection for you based on your requirements.

Drop us a note. We speak French, English and Spanish.

bonjour@frenchartshop.com